The reunited Japanese American twins who lately made headlines for supporting opposing groups within the NFL have attended this weekend’s Tremendous Bowl — the primary time for every of them.
Steve Tazumi and Tom Patterson, who had been separated at start and reunited at age 40, confirmed up on the State Farm Area in Glendale, Arizona, in a distinction of colours Sunday: Tazumi donned inexperienced for the Philadelphia Eagles, whereas Patterson sported crimson for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Photographs completely shared with NextShark present the brothers having fun with their time on the occasion and at a tailgate social gathering in Phoenix. They initially deliberate to observe the sport from their very own houses, however NextShark and the NFL stunned them with tickets to attend their first Tremendous Bowl ever.
“[We’re] very, very, very excited. Let’s go Eagles! E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles!” cheered Tazumi, whereas Patterson joked “Down! Down! Down! Down! Down! Down!”
The pair was additionally captured throwing a soccer to one another for the very first time throughout a Tremendous Bowl VIP occasion.
The twins had been born in Japan in 1958. They lived collectively briefly in an orphanage earlier than being adopted by completely different American households.
Tazumi grew up in Harrison Township, New Jersey, whereas Patterson grew up in Liberal, Kansas. On the age of 16, Tazumi was advised that he was adopted and that he had a twin brother.
At 40, Tazumi discovered Patterson’s adoptive father, Claude Patterson. He set out for Philadelphia and met his long-lost brother in 1999.
The twins have since bonded over soccer. Additionally they discovered that every of them had been managing a bodybuilding gymnasium of their respective hometowns earlier than they met up.
The Chiefs in the end emerged victorious over the Eagles 38-35. With this, Patterson not solely takes dwelling bragging rights, but additionally $25 after profitable their wager.
Take a look at extra photographs from the twins’ journey to Arizona:
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